How to Organize Your Closet for winter

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With autumn coming, it’s time to clean out your closet and organize it for winter! This may seem like a boring task, but afterwards you’ll know exactly what you have in your closet and where to find what you need quickly and easily! So, in this post we would like to share with you a couple of rules to help you create some order in your wardrobe:

Rule No. 1 – Take all the clothes out of your closet

First, make sure you have some boxes that you can use to put away your summer clothes. Then take all the items out of your closet and drawers, emptying the entire closet. Proceed with cleaning – dust the shelves and clean with a damp cloth and mild detergent. To make your closet smell great, you can place some scented sachets in there. Alternatively, a natural way to prefume your closet and to protect your clothes from moths is to use cotton bags filled with dried leaves and flowers.

 

 

Rule No. 2 – Maximizing your closet space

The second rule is to optimize the space in your closet. Take time to look at each piece of clothing one by one and think if you’ll wear it during the winter season. Then determine which clothes to put into storage, which you no longer use and those to put back into the closet. If you are unsure, try them on and ask yourself if they still fit or if it’s time to discard them. This is also a perfect moment to check out the condition of the hems, buttons and other details, making the necessary adjustments. Finally, before putting the clothes away, check that they are all clean and odorless.

 

Rule No. 3 – sell, donate, recycle!

Once you have organized your closet, it’s time to decide what to do with the discarded items. There are at least three possibilities:

  • Selling on the internet or at flea markets. Even if you don’t use it anymore, someone else might like it! Selling on the internet or at the flea markets is an effective way to get rid of used clothes and to make some extra money.
  • Donate to charity. Instead of throwing away clothes that are still in good conditions, a valuable method is to donate them to charity. You only need to find a collection point or a voluntary association, and you can rest assured that your donation will be appreciated.
  • Recycling for personal use. Worn clothes can also be used for other purposes. For example, an old shirt can become a  cleaning cloth. Or if you have children, cut, paste and create with fabric can be a pleasant pastime.. Finally, with a bit of creativity, you can give new life to the clothes that you no longer use. For example, you can convert an old pair of jeans into bermuda shorts, or a man’s shirt can be transformed to a woman’s dress… how?  Take a look at this video!